See what we did there? Today’s blog, ‘skate away with me…’ (or ride, or ski, if you prefer) is about two things close to our hearts; Winter, and cosy, intimate elopement weddings. Whistler is one of the most romantic wedding destinations on earth, especially when our beautiful mountains are coated with snow, our forest glades deeply buried in drifts of the white stuff, and our lakes frozen enough to walk on for the ultimate romantic wintery wedding photos. (Oh and btw don’t you LOVE our feature image, by Logan Swayze, how much more Canadian and Whistler can you get?) And elopements are increasingly popular with today’s busy couples who have the yearning for a destination wedding but not the time required to plan it.
‘Elopement’ in today’s wedding world can mean just the couple, or a smaller affair for up to 20 treasured guests. Our menu of elopement packages caters for both, with a number of ‘Small is Beautiful’ packages which are also available in our just-the-couple ‘Sweetheart’ option.
Why elope with us, and why elope in Whistler, in the Winter? Sea to Sky Celebrations is the proud home of the original all-inclusive elopement packages, making things easy and stress free yet with all the hallmarks of a much bigger affair; the romance, the heartfelt emotion, the deeply personal touches you expect at your wedding, are all there. Much emulated and copied in the industry since we first invented them, our packages are customizable to fit your wedding day, AND, even better, we offer a selection of decor packages which you can buy ‘as is’, or mix ‘n match to suit yourself.
Why Whistler? We have a saying that ‘winter lives here’, embedded as we are in the stunning Coast Mountain range which receives an average accumulated snowfall of around 45′. Whistler is one of the top rated resorts in the world and offers absolutely everything any couple could want for a magical Winter wedding. From an exciting village stuffed with a huge range of restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries, and more, to hotels and accommodations to fit every budget, yet surrounded by the silence of a vast and deserted back country, to some of the best skiing and riding on the planet plus a wide array of other winter activities. Don’t believe us? read about all Whistler has to offer here
And now, a word about pricing. We really have a bee in our bonnet about transparency on pricing and unlike any other wedding planner locally, we insist our website openly and clearly posts ‘starting at’ pricing for every single package. You can view this on all of our pages (links above). Our pages are also crystal on what is and is not included in our packages. No guesswork required. At first glance our pricing seems steeper compared to some, but actually an all-inclusive elopement package offers considerable savings over a la carte services and vendors booked separately, plus if you book a service and a decor package together you can save yourself between 10% and 20%. Also needful of consideration is that you are booking the one and only original elopement package concept, finely honed and carefully perfected by our expert team over hundreds of weddings, long before others thought to emulate it. Who wants a copy when you can have the original?
Need more inspiration? We assembled a Gallery of just a very few Winter elopements of seasons past. Oh the wintery cool romance of it all, just what we needed on this hot and humid summer day.